2020 Art Exhibit: Borders
illusions that constrain us
What borders do birds encounter? Our maps do not typically reflect the territories they perceive, the ranges they travel, or the barriers they comes across. How do birds’ boundaries connect to human borders? To those of other species? Edges of things—physically, spatially, temporally— raise questions, not least of which is “Is it really there?”
We ponder this, wondering, how do and will these encounters and connections alter us, birds, and the borders themselves?
Thirty-six artists, photographers, and poets have had works selected for this year’s show. Creators include beginners and established professionals of all ages. Visitors are invited to explore the visual and written art at their own pace, to be inspired, to ask questions, and to browse through the book of artists’ statements.
Show is open through October • Included with Museum admission
Read more in our blog entry about the show: https://birdsofvermont.org/2020/06/12/borders-illusions-that-constrain-us-2020-community-art-show/
From our Blog
We seek bird-oriented artworks that involve themes of commonality, conservation, migration, habitat, protection, and/or coordination among peoples, species, places, and/or time.
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Birding by the Numbers A Call to Artists from the Birds of Vermont Museum in celebration of our 30th Anniversary We at the Museum like to say we are “where natural history meets art.” But flip through the files of time while birding in the last 30 years… what would ornithology be without math? What …
It’s the last month to discover and share our 2016 community art show, “In Layers: the Art of the Egg” https://www.facebook.com/events/305884369763841/ Visit soon!
Visit art and artists at “In Layers” Reception: Sept 10, 3-6pm. (“51 Birds” © C V Talmage, used by permission) http://ow.ly/69JM303i0vt http://ow.ly/i/ma2R8